Elise Bjork

Elise Bjork graduated from Texas Woman’s University in Houston with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and did her undergraduate work at The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. After PT school, Dr. Bjork completed a Residency program through Evidence in Motion (EIM) and is now a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist. During her time at TWU, Elise conducted research on muscle activation patterns when using TRX suspension training exercises. Along with her colleagues, she presented the study at the national meeting for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the final manuscript was published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy in February 2017. Dr. Bjork n is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a member of the Orthopedics and Sports sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In addition to her clinic work, Dr. Bjork is a faculty member in The University of St. Augustine’s Physical Therapy program and is the team physical therapist for the Austin Sol, Austin’s men’s professional Ultimate Frisbee team.

Dr. Bjork has a passion for working with athletes of any age, level, and sport. From weightlifting to field sports, she loves the heart they have for what they do and enjoys helping them through the rehabilitation process and beyond.

In her free time, Elise is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, playing for the state women’s team Texas Showdown. Sand volleyball and ping pong have a special place in her heart as well. Dr. Bjork is also an active member at her church, Vox Veniae, and hopes to expand her endeavors there into medical mission trips and outreach to the LGBTQ community. When at home, Elise can be found playing with her adorable Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix, Lucy, who loves walks and squeaky toys.